Graphic Design: A Quarterly Review for Graphic Design and Art Direction edited by Masaru Katsumie, No. 7, April 1962. Diamond Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. 10.25 x 11.75, pp. 86 plus trade advertising with Japanese and English text. Cover designed by Kazumasa Nagai.
Published quarterly in Tokyo, Japan from 1959-86, this international magazine promoted Japanese and Western designers, placing emphasis on work with a more constructed approach. Its editor, Masaru Katsumie (1909-83) was an influential critic and contributor to the development of Japanese Graphic Design and succeeded in producing a hi-quality, attractive and well researched magazine with special attention given to experimental printing, color, paper, die-cuts and more.
Heavily illustrated with excellent content featuring: Ben Shahn as a Graphic Designer; New Wave in Graphic Design: 4 Young Designers of the World (Ikko Tanaka, Kazumasa Nagai, Lora Lamm and Jun Kusakari); EDO Period Signboards; Graphic Design Laboratory (Gan Hosoya with Kiyoharu Negishi, Itsuo Araki and Isamu Asakura); Matthew Leibowitz; Design Policy of IBM; Shuetsu Packaging Design; The Humor of James Thurber, Book Reviews and Editor's Postscript.
A good magazine with scuffed and lightly soiled white covers. Light handling throughout with wear to the edges of the IBM article translucent sheet and the green laid-in English summary. A cracked spine with some pages pulling from the binding and a small area torn out of the Book Review page. An important magazine and uncommon in the United States.